Becca and Matt

How We Met

We met through mutual friends, but we actually worked together for the first few months we were together!

How He Asked

Two years ago I met Matt while working together and we started dating not too long after. This year Matt decided to do something big for my birthday – a trip to Niagara Falls! We’d been talking about going for Christmas, but decided it would be best to do it late summer/early fall. We drove from Illinois to Niagara Falls, little did I know Matt had the ring hiding in the glove compartment the entire time! Matt has a friend that lives in Toronto and he had helped plan the engagement. We had stayed at The Oakes hotel right by the Falls, the view was stunning! The second night we were there we had planned on going on the Hornblower Niagara Illuminated Cruise. The Falls is lit up at night, and me being the huge fan of photos, Matt asked me if I wanted to take a picture in front of the illuminated falls before the tour.

He had given his friend the phone to take the picture and right before he takes the photo Matt turns to me and gets on one knee for the proposal! I was completely stunned, and so was his friend! His friend didn’t register and capture the moment like Matt had wanted, so we did a fake proposal for picture sake. This time there were so many people watching I couldn’t help but laugh. It was such an amazing experience and definitely a memory we will cherish forever!

Special Thanks

Mike Marsala | 
Photographer
John Branum | 
Planning